School of Medicine Deferment Policy

Students can request an opportunity to defer in writing.  Normally, deferrals are granted for unusual or mitigating circumstances that create challenges for a student to enter the Master of Science in Anesthesiology at that time. Also some “once in a lifetime opportunities” may arise, making a request to defer reasonable. Some examples include difficult family circumstances, birth of a child, participation in the Olympics, a Fulbright Scholarship opportunity, Teach for America, etc.  Students should enter when they have achieved a high degree of readiness to engage fully in the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. The AA Program Directors will decide whether to grant the deferral.

If a student is a non-resident at the time of initial acceptance, it is not possible to move to Colorado and during the year of deferral become a Colorado resident.  There are certain requirements regarding deferral that must be met:

  • Student must complete the majority of paperwork as if entering in the year for which they applied and pay the $1000 deposit.
  • For the actual year in which the student plans to enter, a CASAA application must be completed. If the student makes an application for deferral and it is granted, the student will be in a category of “deferred/delayed admission.”
  • Deferrals are for one year period only.​
  • The deadline for a requested deferral is May 1st of the year in which the student is scheduled to start. Defferrals after that date will not be accepted.

Anesthesiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

7th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045

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